Biomechanics of stair descent in older adults

Victoria Hood, Alexander Nicol

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    Abstract

    Negotiating stairs is one of the most difficult activities of daily living faced by older adults. Many researchers have studied the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal demands of stair ascent but there is little research on the biomechanics of stair descent. The purpose of this study was to investigate the biomechanics of stair descent in older adults.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages153
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event20th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics - Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    Duration: 31 Jul 20055 Aug 2005

    Conference

    Conference20th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics
    CountryUnited States
    CityCleveland, Ohio
    Period31/07/055/08/05

    Keywords

    • biomechanics
    • stair descent
    • elderly
    • kistler forceplate
    • joint kinetics
    • kinematics

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    Hood, V., & Nicol, A. (2005). Biomechanics of stair descent in older adults. 153. Abstract from 20th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.